A 22-year-old woman who was born with cerebral palsy and has advanced cancer has written a book being sold on Amazon and eBay that will inspire those who read it.
Bromberg’s dream “for several years was to write a book from her experiences
that could give people a powerful perspective on life,” she wrote in response to
email questions from a reporter because she cannot speak due to her disability.
“We All Have Our Challenges: Bits of Wisdom,” sells for $8.89 on Amazon and
Ryan G. Beale helped the Oak Park woman write the paperback. Beale was
introduced to Bromberg by Bassie Shemtov of the Friendship Circle of West
Bloomfield. The Michigan nonprofit provides services to those with
reviewer said her book is “a gift to us all” and it will “fill your soul with
love, courage, and faith that transcends all boundaries.”
who is of Russian decent, said a main theme of her book is that “we ask g-d for
help and our friends for support” in our lives.
about helping others and if we are not helping others than we have to rethink
what kind of life we are living,” writes Bromberg, who receives services from
the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center in terms of respite for her parents and help
with dressing, eating and other daily activities.
loves scrapbooking and listening to music and says her “most difficult
challenge” is the lack of mobility and the cancer, “which is affecting me
has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means her legs and arms are paralyzed, and
a rare form of cancer which destroys major organs. Part of the money from book
sales will be donated to The Friendship Circle, Kids of Courage and cancer
She is an
optimist and believes “the day will come when more people are open to
embracing those with disabilities and it will be less effort to have a normal
cancer has weakened her body, Bromberg has had to turn down a trip to Disney
World that was to begin June 10 and paid for by the Friendship Circle. Instead
of a trip, Bromberg met Cinderella at her home on May 29 as a gift from “Kids
of Courage,” said Beale.
“Life is a
day to day process,” Bromberg writes. “I love friendship and I love going for
strolls for fresh air. Faith to me is what keeps me alive and gives me hope.”
Jerry Wolffe is the Writer in
Residence/Advocate at Large at Macomb-Oakland Regional Center. He can be
reached at (586) 263-8950.